On a brighter note - it's my favorite cookbook. Ad Hoc at Home. After Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc restaurant, in Yountville. Simpler, faster and less expensive than The French Laundry, the best restaurant in the world. With a really cool web site.
After the fried chicken I wanted something simpler. So I made the Cauliflower Soup.
His photo, not mine. I didn't make the crispy florets or the beet chips. I didn't use a vita-mix I used a stick blender. And it was fabulous. And not very complicated.
I will make it again soon. I may even make the beet chips. Or maybe I'll just make the beet chips...no, that soup was too good. It's a cool rainy day; I'm going to the store for cauliflower and cream.